Texas

Two Prisoners Escape Texas Jail

One awaiting trial for murder

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Authorities organized a massive manhunt Tuesday for two prisoners, including one awaiting trial on a capital murder charge, who escaped from an East Texas jail. 

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office says Brian Allen Tucker of Sulphur Springs and John Marlin King of Cumby escaped from the Hopkins County Jail on Tuesday morning. The two men are believed to be wearing white T-shirts and boxer shorts, Deputy Alvin Jordan said. Their black-and-white jail uniforms were found on rail tracks a short distance east of the jail.

Sheriff's deputies are combing through the woods east of the jail and have set up a perimeter around the area, Jordan said. Authorities are using dogs and a helicopter in the manhunt.